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The Evanston North Shore Bird Club presents programs every fourth Tuesday of the month, September through April (no December program) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., corner of Bridge St., in Evanston.  Programs are free and open to the public.

For general information about ENSBC, or directions to Program nights, call Libby Hill at 847-475-2096 or Gerry Ginsburg at 847-475-6912, or email


PROGRAM: “Holistic Bird Identification: A Case Study of Warblers”

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Geoff Williamson will equip us with a multifaceted approach to converting observation to identification. Identification involves more than just matching a bird to a depiction in a field guide or to a set of Internet photos. A more effective approach considers not only what the bird looks like, but also factors such as behavior, habitat, and vocalization. The warbler family provides an excellent opportunity to apply these tactics, helping you to improve your warbler – and other species – identification skills, just in time for migration.

PROGRAM: "Illinois Peregrines, From Decline to Recovery"

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Once on the Endangered Species List and extirpated in Illinois from 1961 until 1986, the Peregrine Falcon population has now passed historic levels.  Mary Hennen of the Field Museum will show us how the Peregrine population has recovered.